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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:27 pm 
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How does the Amazon kindle read audio books, with a real person's voice or a computer's voice? I am getting an Amazon kindle. I know it reads audio books aloud. Will it read them like a CD does with a real narrator's voice or with a computer voice?
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 Post subject: Re: read audio books
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Didn't even know the Kindle could read aloud!

It would have to be a computer voice, you'd need a lot of storage for sampled voices...


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 Post subject: Re: read audio books
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:32 pm 
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I don't have the Deathstalker books on Kindle, but from using other books on my Kindle Fire, it uses text-to-speech recognition to "read aloud". It's not bad, a little stuttery but mostly fluid, and the only time I had any problem was when it would try pronouncing a made-up word, like fantasy city names or the names of aliens or alien planets. Overall, if you've already got a Kindle and can't hold the book up to read it, it's a decent substitute.

That said, the Deathstalker audio books from Graphic Audio were pretty good. The first one or two were early days and more like a radio play, but the latter books were full productions with sound effects and decent acting. I'd recommend the audiobooks over Kindle's reader anyday!

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 Post subject: Re: read audio books
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:29 am 
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I'd recommend the audiobooks over Kindle's reader anyday!

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